Islamic Spirituality is based upon the assumption that what appears to us mystery revealed itself as being God. The Qur'an is this revelation. The Qur'an Instructs us in the foundational importance of awareness of God and the proper response to God. The Sunnah (lifestyle or practice) of Muhammad expresses and exemplifies this Qur'anic awareness of, and response to God within actual, historical phenomenal reality. This is the heart and foundation and raison d'etre of Islamic spirituality. Muhammad is considered to be a "walking Qur'an". Islamic spirituality fosters God-consciousness, called taqwa, in and through add daily activities in addition to activities we usually identify as 'spiritual" such as fasting and prayer. It shuns any extermes. Islamic spirituality is active in all four aspects of human experience. It thus avoids extremes of interiority and does not portray the physical or the social as being contra the spirtual.
DR Y A SABBA
Dr. YA Sabba is a highly educated scholar and academic adept in Urdu, Hindi and Persian having MA, PhD form Delhi University. He is an Associate Professor teaching in the University. He sincerely devoted to his time teaching and writing related to his field ad had also writing related to his field and had also attended several seminars and symposium on the subject.
Preface V 1. Islamic Spirituality: An Introduction -- Pg. 1 2. The Quadiriyyah Order -- Pg. 25 3. Rumi and the Mawlawiyyah -- Pg. 37 4.The Chrishtiuyyah -- Pg. 59 5. The Nimatullahi -- Pg. 73 6. The Naqshbandiyah Order -- Pg. 101 7. Sufism in the Indian Subcontinent -- Pg. 135 8. Indo Muslim Spirituality and Literature -- Pg. 181 9. The Hidden Science in Islam -- Pg. 203 10. Sacred Music and Dance in Islam -- Pg. 241 11. The Spirituality of Islamic Art -- Pg. 263 Bibliography -- Pg. 295 Index -- Pg. 299